WSUS - New Updates Already Expired?

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Update: Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB908531)
Computer group: Unassigned Computers
Error: The selected update has expired and cannot be approved for installation or detection. It is recommended you decline this update.

The release date for this update is April 11, 2006.  We get this error a lot on our updates.  Why are so many new updates already "expired"?
Question by:deriickmu
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    by:Pete Long
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    I'm not quite sure.  I posted the error on that particular update as an example.  We've been getting these errors for quite a while.
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    It usually means that Microsofts best Beta Testers - thats you and me - have found that an update has broken something - if updates are expired shortly after release then there is an updated fix that either removed the earlier one or fix's the fix
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    Microsoft routinely expires any update that is replaced by another update that rolls it up into that update.  It's fairly normal and depending on the type of updates you are rolling out via WSUS you may get it a lot.  I got a lot of them as well... they aren't errors or problems.  

    And 2 weeks on a MS patch isn't that bad... for MS... :)

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